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Ink illustration
Rachel Gannon
Fumie Kamijo
Chloé Regan


Ink Illustration was founded by Rachel Gannon, Fumie Kamijo and Chloé Regan at the Royal College of Art in 2007. They work from their London studio on a variety of commisioned and self-initiated projjests including editorial retailing, curating, museum installations craft and exhibitions.

Clients include: Somerset House, Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Vital Arts, Historic Royal Palaces, World of Interiors, Varoom Magazine, Free Word, Topshop, Graniph, HHMI Bulletin,

Rachel Gannon
Rachel is an illustrator, designer and founding member of creative collective INK Illustration. Rachel graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2007. Since then she has been working on a wide range of commissions; her clients have included Tate Modern, Kensington Palace, The Royal London Hospital and The Natural History Museum. Her work is inspired by the everyday which she rigorously documents within the confines of her sketchbooks. Rachel is a regular lecturer on the Illustration BA courses at Norwich University College of the Arts and at the University of Bedfordshire.


'My illustrations are about the human condition, relationships and ordinary life. Although some of my work is very much rooted in fiction and the past, the themes of loss, dissatisfaction, love, adultery and identity are timeless. I am influenced by novels, drawing on the bus, reportage photography and told stories. Most of my illustrations are a combination of collage and drawing, they appear low-tech and hand made.

I aim to continue to get commissions as an individual illustrator as well as working within Ink - an illustration collective made up of three graduating RCA students'.

Exhibitions
Visual Editor, Hockney Gallery, London, 2006; Oberon Book Illustration Award, Royal College of Art, London, 2006

Awards

Highly Commended, Oberon Book Illustration Award, 2006; Shortlisted, Student Illustrator Catagory, V&A Illustration Award, 2006

http://rachelgannon.co.uk/


Fumie Kamijo
Fumie Kamijo was born in Tokyo and moved to London in 1998. She then studied illustration at Camberwell College of Art and thereafter continued her studies at the Royal College of Art, where she achieved a Master's degree in Communication Art and Design.

Fumie's work is based upon a range of subjects including relationships, emotions, and narrative storytelling. Her work has surrealist qualities and captures some of the darker and slightly sinister aspects of human behaviour. She lives and works in London as a member of the Ink illustration collective.


'My work attempts to give a form to spontaneous thoughts, emotions and the wonder of life. I am inspired by human behaviour, relationships and the absurdity of everyday life'.

Exhibitions
Visual Editor, Hockney Gallery, London, 2006; Oberon Book Illustration Award, RCA, London, 2005

Awards

Third Prize, Oberon Book Illustration Awards, 2006; Runner-up, UNIQLO T-shirt Competition, 2005


Chloé Regan
Chloé Regan's drawing takes the form of reportage by documenting in and around a subject. She sketches continuously from life and her prolific sketchbooks capture reflections, verve and experience. Chloé's sketches are autonomous, however these drawings often inspire narratives which too interrogate life. Reportage illustration is a significant inspiration and forms a relevant context for Chloé's interest in observing and reflecting on the world around her.

Chloé's reportage illustration explores the sketch. It is a style of drawing which is incomplete and less than perfect. The openness of the sketch appeals to her. It avoids finality and is extreme in its experimentation and reactionary attitude. The sketch allows Chloé to work instinctively and spontaneously in exploring that which excites her; real people, their live and relationships and the significant of the places in which their lives are acted out.

Chloé works both individually and on collaborative commissions with Ink, an illustration collective formed with two other RCA graduates. She has recently exhibited at Tenderpixel Gallery, London, produced a commission for
'Critical Dictionary's Exhibition' at Black Dog Publishing, London and taught drawing at Central Saint Martin's Summer School. She is also a Senior Lecturer and Pathway Leader for Illustration at the Arts University College at Bournemouth.

www.chloeregan.com/


Email
info@inkillustration.com

Website:
http://inkillustration.com/



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Rachel Gannon
Rachel Gannon
Rachel Gannon
Rachel Gannon
Rachel Gannon
Rachel Gannon
Rachel Gannon

Fumie Kamijo
Fumie Kamijo
Fumie Kamijo
Fumie Kamijo
Fumie Kamijo
Fumie Kamijo
Fumie Kamijo

Chloé Regan
Chloé Regan
Chloé Regan
Chloé Regan
Chloé Regan
Chloé Regan
Chloé Regan